SHANGHAI – Shanghai GM was named Best Car Manufacturer at the Auto Shanghai 2013 Grand Awards. It also won the Best Booth Design award and its Ecotec 2.0L engine was named one of the 10 Best Engines at the show.
The awards were jointly sponsored by the Auto Shanghai 2013 Organizing Committee and several mainstream media organizations. More than 8.46 million votes were cast during the nine-day show; China’s largest this year, which concluded on April 29.
Shanghai GM showcased 45 vehicles under its Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac brands, with the theme of "Innovation Driving the Future." The all-new Buick Riviera concept vehicle had its world premiere, while the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback and Cadillac Escalade ESV made their China debut.
Shanghai GM had a double-deck stand to display its production and concept vehicles. The Buick display incorporated an LED screen and had a hi-tech style. The Chevrolet display, with ribbons swaying above visitors’ heads, was dynamic and full of vitality. The Cadillac display was stylish and cool, representing the brand’s innovative art and science philosophy.
This year, the Organizing Committee handed out the 10 Best Engines awards for the first time. Shanghai GM’s Ecotec 2.0L all-aluminum engine, which delivers strong power and good fuel economy, is featured in several vehicles sold in China, including the Buick Regal and Chevrolet Malibu.
General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 12 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 58,000 employees in China. GM and its joint ventures offer the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang, Opel and Wuling brands. In 2012, GM sold more than 2.8 million vehicles in China. More information on General Motors in China can be found at GM Media Online.